School Governance

Properly Considered Risk Assessments for Excursions: A Crucial Part of Excursion Risk Management

In many schools, the teacher who organises an excursion is responsible for planning it and preparing the required paperw...

School Fees in 2040: On the Basis of the Current Educational CPI, Will Non-Government Schools Price Themselves Out of the Market?

Non-government schools are funded via a number of sources-most notably, school fees, per capita funding from Commonwealt...

ASIC Report – Corporate Governance Taskforce, Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report: Some Insights for School Boards

On face value the Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report (ASIC Octo...

Assurance – The Forgotten Element in Many School Risk Management Systems

Many schools have a risk register that seeks to identify organisational risks, rate those risks and set out the control ...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part Two

In the first part of this article we discussed the obligation of staff not to negatively impact on the reputation of the...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part One

It is apparent that the days are long gone of insisting that a school’s duty of care to its staff and students ends when...

How to Create a Compliance Culture that Protects Students, Staff and School Reputation

During the last decade, there has been an inordinate amount of research conducted into what determines culture in organi...

Requirement to Have a “Whistleblower Policy” Commences 1 January 2020: ASIC consults on new guidance for companies on whistleblower polices

On 7 August 2019, the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) announced it was seeking public input on its ...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Four

As has been discussed in the first three parts of this series of articles, schools need more effective ways to deal with...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Three

There is a multitude of laws and guidelines that schools are required to factor in when planning an excursion.